ANNOUNCE: GHC 7.0.1 Release Candidate 1

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Sun Oct 17 08:54:42 EDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 04:56:18PM -0700, Evan Laforge wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 8:18 AM, Ian Lynagh <igloo at> wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 11:55:51AM -0700, Evan Laforge wrote:
> >> There are some issues with the .pkg installer under OS X:
> >>
> >> Installers shouldn't be deleting the old version!
> >
> > This has been a long-standing bug of the OS X installer. We'd love a fix
> > from an OS X installer expert! The framework-pkg target in
> > distrib/MacOS/Makefile is how we build the installer.
> >
> >> solution for this is to have /usr/bin/ghc-a.b.c point to
> >> .../GHC.framework/Versions/abc/... instead of
> >> ../GHC.framework/Versions/Current/...
> >
> > Yes, that would make sense, if we could install multiple versions
> > simultaneously.
> I'm far from an OS X installer expert, but after some puttering and
> trial and error I came up with a patch that seems to work.

Great, thanks!

> I created
> and attached the
> patch.

We now have a mixture of

Is that deliberate, or should I lowercase them all?

> The main question is whether or not I can kill Uninstaller, as it's
> even more broken now than it was before.  If yes, I'll attach another
> patch that removes it.

I'd prefer to fix it, if possible. Is there anything magic about the
name, or could we have Uninstaller-7.0.1 etc?


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